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BSkyB Buys HBO Catalog

Rupert Murdoch's BSkyB has bought the exclusive rights to the entire HBO TV catalogue, which includes a huge range of American shows, such as "The Wire," "True Blood," "Sopranos and Martin Scorsese's eagerly-awaited crime drama "Boardwalk Empire," which airs in September.

The satellite TV company has signed a content deal with HBO, the US channel that revolutionized the television market by launching a pay-TV service that screens big-budget dramas. The Sky deal, expected to be announced this morning, will give Sky access to HBO's archive and all forthcoming shows over the lifetime of the agreement. It is believed to be worth around £150m over five years.

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